When I did my earlier post on the celebrations taking place in April, I didn't realize that another one is also taking place--Wimpy Kid Month!
The month's celebration is based on the character from the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series by Jeff Kinney [J KIN, J AB/CD KIN, eBook, J DVD DIA]. The first Diary of a Wimpy Kid title hit library shelves back in 2006.
The books, which are a combination of comics and text, were a hit from the get-go. I've heard of children, who were not readers, getting hooked on reading with the "Wimpy Kid" books. They are non-threatening series--by "non-threatening" I mean no big blocks of text, plenty of pictures to provide visual clues, and lots of white space to give eyes a rest. They don't require a large investment of time on the part of a kid not invested in reading, and, they are funny! (Who doesn't like funny?)
Happy anniversary Wimpy Kid!